Circular No: JMT/28/16
The Chairman of Africa Federation, Alhaj Shabir Najafi is pleased to appoint Alhaj Mohsin Mohamedtaki Abdullah Lalji, popularly known as Sheni as Chairman of the Central Bilal Board (CBB) of the Africa Federation for the term 2016 – 2019.
Mohsin bhai was born and raised in Kigoma, where his late father, Alhaj Mohamedtaki Abdullah Lalji served as Chairman of KSI Jamaat of Kigoma and also as Chairman of Bilal Muslim Mission, Kigoma Branch for several years. His late father devoted much of his time and resources in services to the community and in promoting the Madh’ab of Ahlulbayt (AS) in Kigoma region.
Mohsin bhai is a successful businessman operating several companies in Dar es Salaam and Kigoma in Tanzania. He is a keen social worker following the footsteps of his late father. His services extends beyond our Community, he is involved in several institutions in the country, especially in the field of Tableegh and Social Services.
Mohsin bhai is currently the Chairman of Ahlulbayt Islamic Center of Kigoma. The Centre was established with the cooperation and assistance of Sheikh Abdulwahid Abeyat. The Ahlulbayt Islamic Center encompasses the Education Complex which has a Nursery School, a Primary School, and a Secondary School from Form 1 to From V1, imparting both, secular and religious education.
Mohsin bhai has served as the Chairman of CBB from 2012 to 2016 under the Chairmanship of Alhaj Anwarali Dharamsi. He has been actively involved with Bilal Muslim Mission activities in Kigoma for the past many years. He was instrumental in bringing several organizations to work together i.e. KSI Jamaat of Kigoma, The Bilal Muslim Mission, Kigoma Branch, Darul Huda & Islamic Center, and Ahlulbayt Islamic Center. These institutions work in collaboration in promoting the Mission’s Vision in Kigoma region and the results are encouraging.
Africa Federation has a long term plan to improve External Tabligh activities, management and controls, similarly to look into the status of the Bilal Centres, to ensure the growth and sustainability of the Centres.
Mohsin bhai has served as National Executive Committee Member of the ruling party, Chama Cha Mapinduzi from 2007 to 2012. He has also served as a Trustee on the Tanzania National Parks Board of Trustees. He is currently the Vice Chairman of the Tanzania Hunting and Outfitters Association and Vice Chairman of the Tanzania Professional Hunters Association.
The Chairman, Alhaj Shabir Najafi and the Office Bearers of Africa Federation extend their heartiest congratulations and best wishes to Alhaj Mohsin Lalji on his appointment and we pray for their good health, tawfeeqat and every success in serving the Mission and in delivering to the Mission’s Vision and Goals.